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Leisure centre handover welcomed

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The DG One centre has suffered a number of delays

The keys to a 17m leisure complex in south west Scotland have been handed to Dumfries and Galloway Council.

The DG One development in Dumfries has suffered numerous delays to its original building schedule.

Contractors Kier Northern have now completed their work and the local authority hopes to open the facility before the end of May.

Cllr David McKie said it was "great news" to have entered the "final phase" before opening to the public.

The first structural works on the DG One development started in August 2006.

It had been hoped it could open in the autumn of the following year.

However, that deadline was shifted several times but the handover has now taken place.

"This is great news," said Cllr McKie.

"It's the final phase before the opening and we now need to make sure everyone is fully trained and everything is ready to be used to its full capacity."

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